Ideas for budget friendly starters - 4 recipes
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Two of your favorite desserts come together...in the most DELICIOUS of ways!
- 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chunks or chips
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 320°F.
- Add the chocolate and butter to an oven-safe mixing bowl and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove, and set the oven to preheat to 350°F. The mixture should now be a thin chocolate sauce.
- Stir in the sugar.
- Add the egg and stir until blended.
- Add vanilla and stir.
- In a separate mixing bowl, add the flour, a pinch of salt, a pinch of sugar, and cocoa powder.
- Blend the ingredients together.
- Using a sifter, add the dry ingredients into the chocolate batter, then mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
- Pour half of the mixture into a foil-lined baking tin.
- Smooth out the batter, then top with a layer of Oreo cookies.
- Pour the rest of the batter on top and smooth evenly.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Serve and enjoy!
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- 1 large Butternut Squash (halved lengthwise & seeded)
- 1 medium Acorn Squash
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 cup cream or half & half
- 1 leek (1/4 cup chopped)
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
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- Pecans, halves 2 cups
- Powdered sugar 1/2 cup
- Cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon
- Cumin, ground 1/4 teaspoon
- Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon
- Olive oil 1/4 cup
- Pancetta, sliced and small diced 6 oz
- Sherry vinegar 1/2 cup
- Caper brine 1/4 cup
- Maple syrup 6 Tablespoons
- Black pepper, ground 1/2 teaspoon
- Fuji apples, julienned cut 2 each
- Radicchio, shredded 1 head
- Kale, stemmed, finely shredded 8 oz
- Fresh chives, small sliced 3 Tablespoons
- Fresh tarragon, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon
- Dried cherries 3/4 cup
- Pecorino Romano cheese, shaved 2 oz
Queso Dip for Smart Snacking
By dizzybusyandhungry, Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Cheesy, creamy, and most of all delicious, this Queso Dip has so much flavor, it is no problem to hide a veggie in
- 10 ounces cauliflower florets (about 3 cups)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, plus a little extra for garnish (if desired)
- 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
- ¼ cup diced tomato (I like to include only the ‘meaty’ parts, not the seeds and ‘liquidy’ parts), plus a little extra for garnish (if desired)
- Chopped cilantro for garnish (if desired)
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